Wednesday, June 7th 2017

Intel Intros SSD DC P4501 Series Based on 3D NAND Flash

Intel introduced the SSD DC P4501 series enterprise solid-state drives based on its latest-generation 3D TLC NAND flash memory. The drives are available in 7 mm-thick 2.5-inch form-factor with 32 Gb/s U.2 interface, and the M.2-2280 form-factor with 32 Gb/s interface. It takes advantage of PCI-Express 3.0 x4 with the NVMe 1.2 protocol.

Available in 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, and 4 TB capacities, the drives offer sequential transfer rates of up to 3,200 MB/s reads, with up to 900 MB/s writes. Their 4K random-read performance is rated at up to 360,000 IOPS, with up to 46,000 IOPS 4K random writes. Their endurance is rated at up to 1 DWPD (random) and up to 3 DWPD (mostly sequential). Both form-factor variants of the drives feature power-loss imminent protection, where a bank of capacitors gives the drives just enough power to finish its outstanding write operations in the event of a power-failure, to mitigate data-loss. The drives are backed by 5-year warranties.
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I hope this is not what the x299 X16 PCIe M.2 boards will be limited too. Not that Corsair M.2 drives are the best performing on the market but cost significantly less than samsung you could do a 4 SSD raid 0 of the Corsair Force MP500 240gb which would cost right now $539.96

And that would give you a 960Gb un-formatted drive with 12gb read and 9.6Gb write. What it does offer is more IOPS than the Samsung MZ-V6P512BW but not when you go any higher in size in the samsung line.
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